February 2016 - Norwegian Sun to South America
The cruise around Cape Horn was a lifetime goal. We were prepared for bad weather, missed ports, seasickness, and all the miscellaneous mishaps that we had read from previous reviews. None of that happened! This was definitely the best cruise ever! Check in for the boat was easy and efficient. The luggage arrived at our cabin about 2 hours after we did (just enough time to familiarize ourselves with the boat and have lunch). All the staff and crew that we encountered throughout the cruise were helpful, curteous and seemed genuinely happy to have us on board. (How do they do that when you know they just said goodbye to the previous 2,000 people on the boat?). We were blessed with possibly the best weather in recorded history for this part of the world. Cape Horn was flat calm, the sun shone in Stanley, Falkland Islands and cruising through the fjords of Chile was an unexpected and amazing adventure. We did have a 24 hour system that brought fresh winds and matching seas but it was a day for being at sea anywa and did not affect our ports of call. We really enjoy the freestyle cruising offered by Norwegian. There are plenty of activities for those so inclined, lots of music of various styles and some great shows along with some great specialty restaurants - enough to keep us as busy as we wanted to be. We will be setting sail with Norwegian again!